Relief from the tomb of Senenuka

Egyptian
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4, reign of Khufu or Khafra
2551–2494 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Tomb G 2041, Notes: From Egypt, Giza Tomb G 2041

Dimensions

Overall (Stone wall without Hydro-stone fill material or mount): 160 x 316.2 cm, 1837.08 kg (63 x 124 1/2 in., 4050.03 lb.) Overall (Stone wall with Hydro-stone fill material): 2376.39 kg (5239 lb.) Overall (Stone wall, Hydro-stone fill material, and mount): 3374.31 kg (7439 lb.) Stone (Stone (A) proper right corner, top row): 49.5 x 92.4 x 22.5 cm, 180.08 kg (19 1/2 x 36 3/8 x 8 7/8 in., 397 lb.) Weight (A) with Hydro-stone fill material): 247.21 kg (545 lb.) Stone (Stone (B) proper right, center row): 23.2 x 99.1 x 23.2 cm, 82.55 kg (9 1/8 x 39 x 9 1/8 in., 182 lb.) Weight ((B) with Hydro-stone fill material): 114.31 kg (252 lb.) Stone (Stone (C) proper right corner, bottom row): 86.7 x 109.5 x 27.3 cm, 395.54 kg (34 1/8 x 43 1/8 x 10 3/4 in., 872 lb.) Weight (C) with Hydro-stone fill material): 420.94 kg (928 lb.) Stone (Stone (D) proper right middle, top row): 49.5 cm, 56.7 kg, 46.4 cm (19 1/2 in., 125 lb., 18 1/4 in.) Weight (D) with Hydro-stone fill material): 120.2 kg (265 lb.) Stone (Stone (E) center, bottom row): 87 x 101.9 x 27.9 cm, 430.92 kg (34 1/4 x 40 1/8 x 11 in., 950 lb.) Weight ((E) with Hydro-stone fill material): 495.33 kg (1092 lb.) Stone (Stone (F) proper left middle, top row): 66 x 94.6 x 27.9 cm, 259.46 kg (26 x 37 1/4 x 11 in., 572 lb.) Weight (F) with Hydro-stone fill material): 317.97 kg (701 lb.) Stone (Stone (G) proper left corner, bottom row): 79.1 x 105.4 x 20.3 cm, 220.45 kg (31 1/8 x 41 1/2 x 8 in., 486 lb.) Weight (G ) with Hydro-stone fill material): 362.88 kg (800 lb.) Stone (Stone (H) proper left, center row): 17.1 x 89.5 x 15.9 cm, 57.15 kg (6 3/4 x 35 1/4 x 6 1/4 in., 126 lb.) Weight (H) with Hydro-stone fill material): 68.95 kg (152 lb.) Stone (Stone (I) proper left corner, top row): 64.1 x 70.5 x 28.6 cm, 154.22 kg (25 1/4 x 27 3/4 x 11 1/4 in., 340 lb.) Weight (with Hydro-stone fill material): 228.61 kg (504 lb.) Mount (Rolling steel frame): 211.8 x 330.2 x 46.4 cm, 997.91 kg (83 3/8 x 130 x 18 1/4 in., 2200 lb.)

Accession Number

07.1000

Medium or Technique

Limestone

On View

Ancient Egyptian Large Sculpture (Mycerinus) (Gallery 108)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Relief

Part of wall from tomb of Senenuka; nine stones fitting together and including two niches; lower left piece smooth limestone; upper far left preliminary black ink sketch; right of this sketch is a complete relief showing two seated figures; central piece has large scene of seated male on the left and other smaller male figure to the right; upper far right male figure relief outline; left of this again a scene of two seated figures at a table. (Combined from 07.1000, 1001, 1003, 1004, 1005)

Provenance

From Giza, tomb G 2041.1907: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1907: assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.
(Accession Date: August 1, 1907)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition